Stadiums in VisakhapatnamVisakhapatnam or Vizag is a port city on the East coast of India, is also the administrative Headquarters of Visakhapatnam district. Located on the South-East coast of Bay of Bengal, Vizag is also popular as 'The Jewel of the East Coast'. Visakhapatnam is also known as the 'City of destiny'!
People in Vizag know the importance of sports in daily life. This is evident from the many stadiums and other sporting facilities, sports clubs and sports events that are organized from time to time in the city. The sports events that are held here pertain to National and International level.
Outdoor Stadiums in VisakhapatnamThere are a number of outdoor stadiums in Vizag. These stadiums are well equipped with sports staff, coaches and state-of-the-art courts and fields for diverse sporting activities.
Outdoor stadiums in Vizag include the following names ---
- Port Trust Golden Jubilee Stadium.
- South Eastern Railway Stadium.
- GITAM Engineering College Synthetic Tennis Court, Rushikonda, Visakhapatnam.
- ACA-Visakhapatnam District Cricket Association's (VDCA) stadium, Pothinamallayapalem, Visakhapatnam.
- Andhra University Grounds, Visakhapatnam.
- Police Stadium.
- Indira Priyadarshini Municipal stadium
- Steel Plant Township stadium.
- Zinc stadium.
Indoor Stadiums in VisakhapatnamThere are some very good indoor stadiums too in Vizag. Sports such as badminton, Table Tennis, Basket Ball etc. are played in these stadiums.
Indoor Stadiums in Visakhapatnam are furnished below:
- Golden Jubilee Indoor stadium of Visakhapatnam Port Trust
- Nehru Stadium of Visakhapatnam Port trust
- Swarnabharathi Indoor stadium of Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation
- GITAM Indoor Sports Stadium, Rushikonda, Visakhapatnam.
- Rajiv Gandhi Indoor Stadium
Indira Priyadarshini StadiumThe seating capacity of this stadium is 25,000 and many one-day cricket matches have been played here. However, now the ODI matches are held in ACA-VDCA stadium in Vizag.
ACA-VDCA Cricket StadiumIn 2009, it was decided to rename ACA-VDCA stadium as 'Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium' in honour of late Chief Minister who was a sports lover. It is also known as Madhurawada Cricket Stadium. It is a multipurpose stadium. It is situated on National Highway (NH-5) and the seating arrangement is such that you get an unobstructed view of sports event in the stadium from your seat!
Owing to its hard batting pitch, IPL matches have been hosted here along with one T20 international and few ODIs too. The stadium is just 9 kms. away from Visakhapatnam Junction Railway Station and 13 kms. from Visakhapatnam airport. The stadium was built in the year 20003.
Do you know that the grass for this stadium was brought from the Caribbean? It is a very well maintained stadium as well. Nowadays, the stadium is being used entirely for cricket matches. There are also plans underway for increasing the seating capacity of the stadium to 36,000. In 2007, the stadium has successfully been assigned the 'Test' status. However, no test matches have been held here.
Other amenities in the stadium are good water drainage system,large LCD display, excellent floodlights. The view of greenery all around looks mesmerizing.
Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium
Near Indira Gandhi Zoological Park,
Pothinamallaya Palem, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
Seating Capacity: 28,300 approx.
Sports Associations in VizagThere are many sports associations in this coastal city. These associations are a group of like-minded people who are passionate about a particular sport. There are some good sports Training Centres too in Vizag. The city, no doubt, has a vibrant sporting environment! The District Cricket Association's stadium too is a good stadium in Vizag.
Visakhapatnam District Cricket Association
MCV stadium, Velampeta, Visakhapatnam
Phone: 0891 250 2944
Important Phone numbers and Links
- Port Trust Stadium Phone: +91-891-2799289
- Indoor Stadium Phone: 0891 270 5392
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